Precision Prevention and Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer

Undertaking a comprehensive approach to reduce the burden of colorectal cancer and improve results for patients.

Mark Jekins

Although the major factors that increase the risk of developing colorectal cancer are understood, and it is widely known that screening for colorectal cancer reduces the number of new cases and deaths, fundamental questions remain to improve results for patients.

  • How can we increase the effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening?
  • How can we target prevention to those most at risk?
  • What is the best way to medically manage people with a genetic predisposition?
  • What are the best treatments and most accurate prognoses for people who do get colorectal cancer?

Professor Jenkins’s group undertakes a comprehensive approach to find the answers to these questions, to reduce the burden of colorectal cancer.

Contact and more information

Professor Mark Jenkins
Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Research 
m.jenkins@unimelb.edu.au
+61 3 8344 0902

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